Where can I get fingerprinted when applying for reciprocity to Florida?

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asked in Registry by anonymous
I am trying to get my CNA license transferred to Florida and I have the paperwork filled out but I have to be fingerprinted in Nashville, TN and I don't know where to get this done so I can send the fingerprints to Florida.

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answered by Martha Brooks

Applicants for reciprocity can use any Livescan service provider that has been approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to submit their fingerprints to the Florida Department of Health. The Department of Health accepts electronic fingerprinting service offered by Livescan service providers that are approved by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and listed at their site. You can view the service provider options and contact information on the Livescan service providers list including out of state providers.

Take the CNA Reciprocity Electronic Fingerprinting Form with you to the Livescan provider and check the service provider’s requirements to see if you need to bring any additional items. Please ensure that the Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number is provided to the service provider when you submit your fingerprints and verify that the ORI number submitted by the Livescan service provider matches the information provided. If you do not provide an ORI number or if you provide an incorrect ORI number to the service provider, the board office will not receive your fingerprint results.

As an out of state applicant, if you are unable to conveniently locate a Livescan service provider with the ability to capture your fingerprints using a live scan device and also take your photograph at the time of screening, you may submit your prints using the Hard Card scanning method. Capturing your fingerprints using the hard card scanning method can be done at a local police station or fingerprinting facility. Completed hard cards must be mailed to an approved provider who can then convert the hard cards to electronic format. Your service provider will need to submit your electronic fingerprints to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

Service providers using the hard card method may not be able to submit a photograph at the time of screening. This means that your prints may not be entered into Florida’s Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse to be shared among other agencies that require a state and national fingerprint-based criminal history check. In the event that you use the hard card scanning method to submit your fingerprints, and then apply to volunteer, be employed, be licensed, or enter into a contract with another agency within the clearinghouse, your background screening results will not be shared and you may have to complete another background check with that agency.

If you need additional help please check the Livescan frequently asked questions for different options you may have to complete the process or you may contact the Background Screening Section of the Florida Department of Health by phone at 850-245-4121 or by email at mqa.backgroundscreen@flhealth.gov .